Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Johnny Carson and Jack Webb (196 )

This is probably the best tongue twister ever. Jack Webb and Johnny Carson wowed me with this one when I was 14 years old, and it still floors me today. It’s not really that hard to pull off;  but the part which always impressed me the most was the alliteration itself. I mean, just when you think it can’t go any further; it does.

Entertainment has changed drastically over the years. Our perception of what’s funny changes with time and fashion. But words will always be a source of fun and amusement. Just think back to Abbott and Costello with their iconic “Who’s on first?” routine, or even the Marx Brothers with their myriad word plays and double entendres. That stuff never gets old.

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